Merely a week ago Kochi Tuskers Kerala have played their last league match and everything here in Kochi is now getting back to normal. A very much anticipated KTK showed glimpses of what they can do in two three matches in which they thrashed the invincible teams like Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings and Sachin Tendulkar’s Mumbai Indians. This article is a review on KTK’s onfield performance as a lot has been told about the off-field mavericks caused by the IPL in Kochi.
Although Kochi put up a close fight in first two matches, against fellow debutants Pune Warriors and Royal Challengers Bengaluru they failed to open their accounts in the point table . But later with the wins against Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata they managed to gain a reputation as The – Giant Killers of Ipl 2011, but looking back at their campaign it seems their lack of consistency is the only thing which can be held up responsible for thier premature exit from the tournament.
When we look into the team ,individual wise Kochi is a Bunch of players which can turn the game on their shoulders on their day. The likes of Brendon McCullum, Mahela Jayawardene , Brad Hodge can be very devastating when they are on song and worlds highest wicket taker in all other formats of the game Muttiah Muralitharan. And some nice blend of Indian players like Sreesanth , Ravindra Jadeja and R.P Singh. But they all failed when they had to stand up do what was required on a consistant basis.
Moreover this is just the first season and compared to fellow debutants Punewarriors Kochi was far better. And with proper team selection, team spirit and little bit of luck Kochi Tuskers have lot to look forward to. Also it is an awesome showcase for local talents like Parameshawaran and Raify Gomez.
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